5 February 2009
Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)
Les trois danseuses
signed 'T. Foujita' and signed again in Japanese (lower left)
gouache, pastel, watercolour, gold leaf, pen and India ink, and pencil on Japan paper laid down on board
14 5/8 x 18 in. (37.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Executed circa 1918
Acquired in Paris in the 1920s; sale, Christie's, London, 20 May 1998, lot 15.
Anonymous sale, Tajan, Paris, 4 August 1998, lot 28.
Acquired at the above sale; sale, Christie's, Paris, 1 December 2006, lot 336.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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S. Buisson & D. Buisson, La vie et l'oeuvre de Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita, Paris, 1987, no. 18.46 (illustrated p. 354; measurements incorrect).
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